Exclusive interview with Alice Temperley MBE
By Sarah Jane Lewis, former Vogue Magazine Retail Fashion Editor, for The Conduit Magazine April 2021
Last year international fashion designer Alice Temperley relocated her London HQ to Ilminster. Born and brought up in Somerset she is close by to her parents Julian and Di Temperley, founders of Somerset Cider Brandy Company.
Alice founded her eponymous label Temperley London in 2000 a year after graduating the Royal College of Art. Temperley Bridal was launched in 2006 and the brand currently operates four stand alone stores in London, Dubai, Qatar and now Somerset. Alice is a member of the British Fashion Council Advisory Board and enjoys speaking at key industry events. She was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to the Fashion industry.
Sarah Jane asked Alice some poignant questions about her move, her love of the countryside and the impact on fashion in the current climate. See the April 2021 issue for the full story.